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    UTMB Study Shows Vaccine Rapidly Protects Against Lethal Lassa Fever

    A new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus provides rapid protection against the deadly pathogen

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    UTMB research links COVID-19 pandemic to poor mental health in adolescents

    “While it was necessary to prevent the pre-vaccine spread of COVID-19, removing children from school was not without consequences”

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    UTMB drug discovery partnership awarded $56 million grant

    A $56 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will establish an Antiviral Drug Discovery Center for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern at UTMB.

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UTMB News

UTMB Researchers Study COVID Outbreaks in Summer Camps

Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch recently investigated a COVID-19 outbreak in an overnight camp in Texas to better understand transmission. The study revealed that the summer camp outbreak was most likely the result of a single introduction of the virus that spread throughout the camp, and then to the community.

Scientists develop second-generation COVID-19 vaccine taken nasally

As scientists race to create the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines, this UTMB/CUA research in mice adds new possibilities for fighting the disease in humans in the future. Nasal vaccination induces another type of an immune response which can effectively kill the pathogen at the port of entry, which is the respiratory tract for SARS-CoV-2. No injections are needed, and the vaccine can be delivered in a nasal spray.

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Innovation meets entrepreneurship at UTMB

This summer, the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M Galveston are teaming up to help students in the field of life sciences propel the good ideas rattling around in their heads into creative solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives.

UTMB research links COVID-19 pandemic to poor mental health in adolescents

A new University of Texas Medical Branch study links COVID-19 restrictions to poor mental health in adolescents. “While it was necessary to prevent the pre-vaccine spread of COVID-19, removing children from school was not without consequences,” said Dr. Jeff Temple, Vice Dean for research at UTMB’s School of Nursing and the director of the Center for Violence Prevention. Temple is the lead author of the study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

National Hospital Association Honors UTMB for COVID-19 Work

America’s Essential Hospitals has recognized the University of Texas Medical Branch for its work to craft and continuously maintain a compendium of expert interpretive commentary regarding SARS-CoV-2 testing and a novel supporting technology that applies these comments and delivers them to physicians and patients.

Galveston Healing Arts Orchestra to hold concert

The Galveston Healing Arts Orchestra will perform a classical concert at 7 p.m. June 24 in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the Galveston campus. The orchestra members include faculty, staff and students at UTMB.